Asciinema.org - Simple magic link flow

asciinema.org uses magic links for Log in and Sign up.

There is nothing special with this magic link, but that is what I like about it.
Every step is so clear and so explicit that it’s impossible to get confused.

  • The explanation of the difference between first visit and subsequent visits is useful and clear.
  • It is explained up front that the link is valid for 15 minutes. They don’t surprise you with this fact when you try using the link after 16 minutes.
  • And my favorite is the plain text email. It’s a functional email, I don’t really need it to wow me with their branding.

Enter email Screen

After sending email

Received email

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That is very slick. Also like how they ask you whether you want to create a user name or to have one auto generated.

The only other login I have seen close to that is by medium.com.